She was a child star!
Drew Blythe Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, in California. She is now 43 years old, and her first audition for a dog commercial was at eleven months. Can you imagine?
In 1982, she had her first major role of Gertie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film was a huge success. If adjusted for inflation E.T. made it to the 6th place of the highest-grossing films with a worldwide gross of $2,310,000,000. The film’s success made Drew one of the most famous child stars. That is how her career began.